CamNav: a computer-vision indoor navigation system

Abdel Ghani Karkar*, Somaya Al-Maadeed, Jayakanth Kunhoth, Ahmed Bouridane

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We present CamNav, a vision-based navigation system that provides users with indoor navigation services. CamNav captures images in real time while the user is walking to recognize their current location. It does not require any installation of indoor localization devices. In this paper, we describe the techniques of our system that improve the recognition accuracy of an existing system that uses oriented FAST and rotated BRIEF (ORB) as part of its location-matching procedure. We employ multiscale local binary pattern (MSLBP) features to recognize places. We implement CamNav and conduct required experiments to compare the obtained accuracy when using ORB, the scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT), MSLBP features, and the combination of both ORB and SIFT features with MSLBP. A dataset composed of 42 classes was constructed for assessment. Each class contains 100 pictures designed for training one location and 24 pictures dedicated for testing. The evaluation results demonstrate that the place recognition accuracy while using MSLBP features is better than the accuracy when using SIFT features. The accuracy when using SIFT, MSLBP, and ORB features is 88.19%, 91.27%, and 96.33%, respectively. The overall accuracy of recognizing places increased to 93.55% and 97.52% after integrating MSLBP with SIFT with ORB, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7737-7756
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Supercomputing
Issue number7
Early online date8 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


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